Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Down on the Cube Farm
Thanks, Freebird, for asking about my new job. Here's the rundown.
I'm a week and a half into the new job, and here is how I've spent my time:
2 1/2 days in corporate orientation
1 3/4 days at home due to Blizzard 2007
3 3/4 days actually in my department learning my job
Corporate Orientation - Well, who knew it could take that long for orientation to a new company? I've never had an orientation last that long, but I must say that for the most part I liked it. I learned a lot about the organization, got a sense of the culture there, met several other new employees as well as several long-time employees who presented various parts of the orientation.
Blizzard 2007 - What can I say? Days off for this reason were a lot more fun when I was a kid. Now it's just a drag.
The Actual Job - Love it, love it, love it! I won't share great amounts of details in order to maintain anonymity, but let's just say that this job is great if you love running and analyzing reports from various computer systems with minimal actual contact with other humans. It just so happens that I love running and analyzing reports, I love learning different computer softwares to run such reports, I love being required only to have minimal contact with humankind. This job was made for me. Now, internet access is greatly restricted at the new job, but even that is okay because the work is interesting enough that I'm not constantly wanting to get on the 'net to email and blog and so forth.
So. . . at least one part of my life is on track.